April 2009

True Sake Events - Tasting of More Spring Namas - Taru Mikoshi - Spring Sake Dinner - JFC Sake Expo - Sake San Jose

Posted by admin in 2009, April, Newsletter, Sake Tastings

Thursday, April 16th – Tasting of More Spring Namas - A Do Not Miss Event!

Back in February we tasted seven different spring namas at Sebo. In this second round of tasting, we will be serving the long awaited Gokyo Nama, Urakasumi Shiboritate (which just became available for the first time in the US) and the forever loved Masumi Arabashiri plus many more. Please join us!

  • When: Thursday, April 16th
  • Time: 6-8:30 pm / Come in anytime between these hours
  • Where: Rumble Fish, 200 23rd Avenue (at California Street)
  • What: 8 sakes plus appetizer assortment plate by the chef Taro-san
  • Ticket: $40 per person in CASH at the door
  • Seats: Limited to 30 people
  • RSVP: Call True Sake at 415.355.9555

Cherry Blossom FestivalApril 19th - Taru Mikoshi

Great ending to the Cherry Blossom Festival in Japan Town. Come get liquored up - dressed up (yes they dress you) - and carry the last float in the parade! Then get a shower at Kabuki and a free lunch for your efforts! From 10:30-12:00PM

Email mikoshi@usa.com for more details or call Takada 415.203.6117


April 23rd - Spring Sake Dinner

Our friend Tamiko Ishidate from Joto Sake Importers wanted to inform us of a great dinner at a very cool restaurant in Japan Town on April 23rd! Here is her invite:

Bushitei Spring Sake Dinner
April 23rd, 2009 Thursday
$80 (gratuity and tax not included)

Come enjoy the spring "namazake" (unpasteurized, seasonal sake) from Joto Sake (www.jotosake.com), paired with Chef Waka's delicate Spring fare. The festive menu includes cherry leaf-scented "sakura masu (salmon-like pink trout)", special daiginjo "kasu" (rice lees) marinated "hotaru ika (baby squid)", and house-made plum compote with cheese for desert.

The importer will be present to explain the each sake in the context of the dish paired. Limited to 20 people.

Bushi Tei Restaurant www.bushi-tei.com (415) 440-4959 Please call the restaurant to confirm your seat!

JFC Sake ExpoMay 11th - JFC Sake Expo

This is a business-to-business event from 12:00-5:00PM

True Sake has been granted 10 "Non-Biz" passes because they value the quality of our customers. Please phone the store if you are "seriously" interested and you will go and "work you ass off" tasting sake and providing solid feedback. This is not a "party" invitation, and we will screen those wanting to go on our behalf.


Sake San JoseMay 25th - Sake San Jose 

This is one of my favorite events to support! Can't say enough great things about it! A walking tour of sake stations in SJ's Japan Town from 5:30-8:30PM.

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